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Forgotten Central New York Suffragist Celebrated Through Opera

With the centennial anniversary of a woman’s right to vote in New York State just passed in 2017, and as the national centennial approaches in 2020, there has never been a more appropriate time than now for the community to reflect upon the courageous, uncelebrated individuals who played a part in this significant moment in history. While suffragists Elizabeth Cady

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Community Foundation Commits More than $2 Million to End Childhood Lead Poisoning in Syracuse

October 24, 2018 (Syracuse, NY) – The Central New York Community Foundation announced today that it will be investing more than $2 million over four years to help end childhood lead poisoning in Syracuse. Its new LeadSafeCNY initiative will fund a variety of approaches to address the region’s alarming childhood lead poisoning rates. According to the Onondaga County Health Department,

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Local Group Encouraging Adult Residents to Learn for Advancement

Nearly 5,000 Onondaga County residents each year participate in adult education, which includes English-as-second-language, high school equivalency and secondary school completion services. Yet this is only a small fraction of the population that needs help, according to Mark Cass, executive director of North Side Learning Center. “These services are only reaching 15 percent of the adults in our community in

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On Point for College Relocates with Students’ Needs in Mind

Students are taught to believe that knowledge and a hearty work ethic are the keys to obtaining a college education. However, many students possess these capabilities and yet still find themselves excluded from opportunity. The impact that a healthy support system has on an individual’s quest for higher education is often overlooked by those who are fortunate enough to have

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Grant Awarded to Connect Children with Rescued Animals for Emotional Support

More than $550,000 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Onondaga & Madison counties July 10, 2018—Many of the animals living at the Haven at Skanda in Cazenovia are endangered and have been abused. Now, with the help of a $20,000 grant awarded by the Central New York Community Foundation, those same animals have been rescued, and are helping children who

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Graduates From The Leadership Classroom Ready to Serve Community

June 27, 2018 – Reggie Kelley, a mentor in the Syracuse City School District, was compelled to help alleviate the struggles of homeless and impoverished children after making a jarring discovery. Reggie learned that more than 10% of all children in the district are homeless. As a man of strong faith and compassion, he knew he could not stand idle

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